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CBS
Nov 24, 2009 12:00pm EST
>>> welcome to 9 news now. i'm angie goff in for j.c. hayward. president obama appears to be ready reveal his new strategy for afghanistan. aides say the commander in chief made a decision following a rare night time meeting with his war cabinet. joel brown has more from the white house. >> reporter: president obama has made his decision on a new strategy for afghanistan. this comes after a rare evening meeting between the commander in chief and his war cabinet. this was their ninth meeting and likely the last one before he outlines the plan in a televised address to the afghanistan. aides expect it will cover more than deploying additional troops. >> i characterize a decent part of it as not just how we get people there but what's the strategy for getting them out. >> reporter: many military officials expect that president obama will send up to 35,000 additional forces in to afghanistan. that would be slightly fewer than the top general on the ground, stanley mccrystal had asked for. he wants up to 40,000 to help to fight the taliban's growing power and prevent them from giving sa
CBS
Nov 26, 2009 12:00pm EST
thanksgiving today. wednesday president obama pardoned his first turkey. >> thanks to the interventions of ma lee a ya and sasha, because i was planning on eating this you can sucker courage will be spared this fate. >> courage went to disneyland for the parade and then will live his life out in a park. >> the first family did some community service for the holidays. they put together bags of food at martha's table at northwest washington. first lady michelle obama made sure the bags had plenty of vegetables. they will go to families in need and at risk youth. >>> a different thanksgiving tradition in richmond. the mayor received a deer. it is a symbolic way to pay their taxes. it dates back to 1677 and the start of a dialogue between the tribe and white settlers. >>> the wizards announced funeral arrangements for abe pollin. it will be tomorrow morning at 11:30. the wizards also plan to hold a public memorial service on december 8th at the verizon center. >>> we're hearing another touching story about one of the many things abe pollin did apart from owning the wizards and building verizon ce
CBS
Nov 17, 2009 12:00pm EST
to afghanistan. >>> president obama and the chinese president discussed a wide range of issues during their two-hour meeting from nuclear proliferation to human rights. witt johnson reports. >> in a face-to-face meeting with his chinese counterpart president obama brought up the controversial topic with human rights he said that americans believe that all men and women possess certain basic rights. >> they are universal right and they should be available to all peoples, to all ethnic and religious minoritities. >> as president obama spoke the chinese president looked on, stone faced. the two discussed trade, climate change and nuclear programs in iran and north korea but the american delegation can't push china too hard. the country holds more than $800 billion in u.s. debt. >> china's partnership has proved critical in our effort to pull ourselves out of the worst recession in generations. >> reporter: president obama and his team have been welcomed warmly in china, but here at home, a new cbs poll shows his popularity is slipping. his approval rating is at 53%. a 3 point drop the last month.
CBS
Nov 25, 2009 12:00pm EST
president obama will address the nation on his new strategy for the war in afghanistan on tuesday night. the president will appear from the u.s. military academy at west point. he's expected to lay out his plan for expanding the number of troops involved in the afghan conflict and ultimately ending america's management role. >>> the washington area is mourning the loss of abe pollin. the 85-year-old owner of the wizards died yesterday from a rare neurological disorder. pollin bought the bullets in the ' 60s and moved them to washington. the built the capital center in landover and the verizon center in chinatown. the arena revitalized the region and improved the quality of life in washington. abe pollis survived by his wife and two sons and two grandsons. he was the longest serving owner of an nba franchise. david stern issued a statement saying in part -- the capitals owner has the option to buy the franchise and the verizon center. >>> he meant a lot to one class at seat pleasant elementary. he promised to pay their college if they graduated. 55 of them did including tiffany nelson. >
CBS
Nov 12, 2009 12:00pm EST
legislation. the tax would apply to people who earn incomes above $250,000 a year. >>> president obama has ordered his national security team to rethink the options on the table for a new way forward in afghanistan. just before leaving for a week long trip to asia, the president asked them to clarify a few key items, including how a potential increase in troop strength would get the afghan government to stand on its own. tara merger has the latest. >> president obama has sent his war cabinet back to the drawing board. he is not happy with any of the options they presented for a new strategy in afghanistan. the commander in chief wants to know how and when american troops would hand over responsibility for security to the afghan government. the new delay emphasizes the obama administration's lack of confidence and afghan president, karzai. >> the government of afghanistan has to accept greater responsibility for its own defense by participating in the training and deployment of an effective professional security force. >> white house aids are fighting back against charges that the presid
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 12:00pm EST
>>> welcome to 9 news now at noon. i'm j.c. hayward. >>> president obama is telling chinese leaders there's nothing to fear from a little criticism. during a town hall meeting, he urged them to stop censoring access to the internet. joel brown has more from the white house. >> reporter: just hours before sitting down with chinese president, the president obama suggested the communist country stop blocking some websites. >> i'm a big supporter of noncensorship. >> reporter: most of the questions at this town hall meeting with students were polite expressions of chinese government policy, but one chosen from on-line sub mixes opened the door for discussion on human rights. the question is should we be able to use twitter freely. facebook and twitter are blocked in china by what is known as the great fire wall. >> i'm a big supporter of not restricting internet use, internet access, other information technologies like twitter. the more open we are, the more we can communicate. >> reporter: few people saw those comments in china. the forum was only televised locally. the president went
CBS
Nov 2, 2009 12:00pm EST
on president obama to decide on a new strategy for the war in afghanistan. the white house wanted to know who the winner would be before announcing whether the u.s. would spend additional troops to the war zone. the president's top adviser i says the decision is too important to rush. >> the goal is not to just make a judgment in the amount of troops but to make sure we have the right strategy to reach our goal. >> reporter: some want the commander in chief to act now. >> we have lost more soldiers in the last month than any previous time. it is time to send help. >> reporter: it could come in the form of 40,000 extra troops. the president's top advisers say he will make his decision in a matter of weeks. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >>> at least 30 people were killed by a suicide bomber in pakistan toe. the blast happened at a bank just a few miles from islamabad. another 45 people were injured. militants have killed 250 people since the beginning of october, and the government vows to continue its offensive against the taliban and al- qaeda. >>> authorities have put bounties on th
CBS
Nov 9, 2009 12:00pm EST
is fading quickly for president obama. democrats are realizing that the bill they fought so hard to pass in the house will have a tough time in the senate. republicans have already said that the house bill is dead on arrival in the senate. tara mergener has more. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: house democrats have managed to squeeze through a health care reform bill, but that may have been the easy part. >> the house bill is dead on arrival in the senate. >> reporter: under the house plan, 36 million uninsured americans would get coverage. the bill would cost $1.2 trillion over ten years, but it will cut 400 billion from medicare costs. opponents argue the measure will cost jobs, raise insurance rates and lead to huge tax increases. the senate leads -- needs more than just a simple majority to clear the bill. all 58 democrats and two independents have to be on board but several are still at odds over government-run health insurance. >> if the public option plan is in there as a matter of conscience i will not allow this bill to come to a final vote. >> reporter: senate majority lea
CBS
Nov 11, 2009 12:00pm EST
the troops. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: president obama visited the tomb of the unknowns to honor fallen veterans. the president is marking veterans day as he weighs a decision about sending more troops to afghanistan. he'll meet with the national security team again today, but it has been three months since the commander in afghanistan, general stanley mccrystal said he needed 40,000 more troops. administration officials now say the president is leaning toward mccrystal light, sending more troops but less than the general asked for. some say that president obama is taking too long to make his choice. many in the administration warn that afghanistan is a war that cannot be won and will cost more american lives. many remember the outcome of the vietnam war and came to the vietnam veterans memorial to honor the dead. >> i have thinking of the friends that i lost from this panel here. 32 west. there was at least six that never came back to this country ♪ [ music ] [ playing "taps "] >> reporter: while the president paused to remember those who fought for their country he said he i
CBS
Nov 13, 2009 12:00pm EST
the obama administration one step closer to its goal of shutting down the prison camp for suspected terrorists at guantanamo bay cuba but it has some critics concerned. if the cases suffer legal setback, the white house and the attorney general could face a firestorm of criticism from those who believe that military tribunals are the best way to try individuals accuse 60 terrorism. some lawmakers took it a step further. arguing that holding the trials in new york increases the chances of a terrorist attack on that city but the administration insists the trials won't pose an unusual threat. >> i have every confidence that we can safely hold these trials in new york as we have so many previous terror trials. >> khalid sheik mohammad's trial could force the court system to face a list of tough issues including the half, interrogation techniques used at guantanamo. among them stimulated drowning known as water boarding. that was used on mohammed 183 times in 2003 alone before it was banned. cbs news, the white house. >> the government wants to seize a mosque and a school in rockville. i
CBS
Nov 3, 2009 12:00pm EST
and president obama has made campaign appearances with corzine. although trailing, independent candidate christopher dagget could play a major role in the outcome. and in new york, michael bloomberg faces off against controller william thompson, the democratic challenger. bloomberg has a double-digit lead, at least in the polls. the billionaire mayor has a big financial advantage and is likely to burn through more than $100 million in the race and the polls there close at 9:00 tonight. >>> well, you can be sure that the white house is watching closely the election results, especially the two big gubernatorial races in virginia and in new jersey. political analysts, like uva's larry sebato believes this will be viewed as a referendum on the president. >> the turnout will be so much lower this november than last november. and most of the voters who aren't showing up are democratically inclined. the white house hopes for a draw. they would be happy to lose only one of these. >> reporter: analysts believe part of the problem for democrats is they president is not on the ballot. his personal
CBS
Nov 4, 2009 12:00pm EST
in their way. these demonstrators shout obama, you are either with us or against us. urging the president to support them. they still insist the relex of mahmoud ahmadinejad is a fraud. the iranian leaders warned protesters not to hijack the annual anti-u.s. rally marking the siege of the embassy. 30 years ago, the iranian students denounced the u.s. today they are asking america for help. charlie d'agata. cbs news. >> the white house is calling for an end to violence in iran as the government cracks down on its own citizens. >>> coming up, kim and the forecast. >>> well, we have had a quiet couple of days. some really nice weather on top but that will be changes for about 36 hours, and then we look at the weekend. i think you will like it. it is all coming up next. you are watching 9 news now. good afternoon. ♪ at walgreens, we're changing the way... people think about their health... by offering the expertise and advice necessary... for everyone to make informed decisions. because sometimes all you need to start living well... is an invitation. join us this month for your... free dia
CBS
Nov 5, 2009 12:00pm EST
to approve the legislation later today and sent send to president obama to sign. without it more than a million people would be cut off. maureen burns could have been one of them. >> i believe that things are easing up but things are starting to move. >> reporter: burns kept her nose to the ground and just this week started a temporary job that could become permanent. millions of others have not been so lucky. the government releases the october unemployment rate tomorrow and is expected to pick up to 9.9%. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >>> another report says that companies are squeezing more production from their work force. it is the sharpest jump in six years. higher productivity means that companies can produce more without hiring extra workers. >>> still ahead, he's a doctor, and he plays one on television. dr. oz will be here live in our studio in just a moment. >>> plus, the h1n1 virus and the elderly. we have some important news for seniors. stay with us. >>> everybody i have talked to has treated me like i'm a common criminal. >> this woman thought she had closed her ban
CBS
Nov 6, 2009 12:00pm EST
. >> malik nadal hasan about to be deployed to iraq and didn't want to go. >> president obama has ordered flags at the white house and at other federal agencies to be flown at half staff until veterans day as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the ft. hood shooting. local and national muslim groups condemned the shooting allegedly carried out by a muslim convert. the council for islamic relationships is concerned about a backlash. >> we cannot let the unspeakably appalling act of an individual create hate, fear and tear our country apart. it is during this time, more than ever that people must remain calm and vigilant in order to keep our country safe and secure. >> reporter: the muslim american society also sent a letter of condolences to the commander at ft. hood. >>> well, the alleged ft. hood shooter is from our region. he lived in maryland. he was born and raised in virginia and he worked at walter reed medical center before transferred to texas. witt johnson has more now from northwest washington. >> reporter: investigators searched the home of suspect malik nadal hasan near
CBS
Nov 10, 2009 12:00pm EST
. president obama is making his way from the white house and meeting privately with the families of the 13 killed before speaking at the public service. the family of suspect nidal malik hasan hired a lawyer. >> they wanted to make sure he received as a criminal suspect in the military, you know, fair and impartial hearing. >> reporter: hasan is recovering from his wounds in the hospital in san antonio. he talked with his attorney monday and is aware of what he's accused of, but is refusing to talk to investigators. the fbi has internet communications that link hasan to a radical muslim cleric. last year he began e-mailing the iman that had contact with two of the september 11th hijackers. investigators believed he was doing research and dropped the matter. now the fbi is reviewing how they handled that. hasan's attorney argues it will be difficult to receive a fair trial at fort hood because of the media attention. the soldiers built a huge wall of shipping containers to provide some privacy and protection when the president addresses the crowd. the base commander is hopeful the service w
CBS
Nov 23, 2009 12:00pm EST
their position on president obama's health care reform bill. but it is not just republicans who are trying to stop the plan in its tracks. even some democrats say they have problems with it, too. we have more from the white house. >> reporter: leading democrats in the senate are determined to push their health care reform bill through, with or without republican support. >> there's still many bumps in the roads, discussions, arguments, disagreements but i think now the wind is at our back. there's real momentum. >> reporter: but democratic leaders barely won a key test vote and some conservative senators aren't sold on the measure as it stands. so they have two options, make changes to bring conservative democrats on board, or win over some republicans, but the gop wants to throw the brakes on the whole process. >> the object is not to delay for delay sake but rather to have an opportunity for everyone to see what's in it, to understand it. to know how much it cost and how it will impact their lives. >> as it stands now the reform bill will cost more than $950 billion over the next ten yea
CBS
Nov 27, 2009 12:00pm EST
in danger. they point out they passed through security before they entered the room with obama and vice president biden. they released a statement saying they did not crash the party and look forward to setting the record straight soon. >>> part of the ceiling at the farragut metro station is cracking. investigators discovered a 15- foot crack after checking on a loose concrete tile and found smaller cracks including one that stretches from the platform to the crack. they have set up a work zone in the area to repair the damage. >>> the aftershocks are felt from the new guidelines for mammograms. next week the controversy heads to congress where the federal panel that revises the recommendations will be asked to explain why. more now from wyatt andrews. >> reporter: in doctors offices nationwide, women who believe in routine mammograms are still asking how did this happen? >> it is an outrage. >> reporter: how did the nation's best medical expert on a u.s. prevention task force rule against routine screening mammography in women age 40 to 49. >> this is what saves lives. my life has bee
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